Noun Definition


1.Definition: (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

"For English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Related Noun(s):causa, cause, lawsuit, suit

Category: General

3.Definition: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

Related Noun(s):showcase, vitrine

Category: Objects

4.Definition: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

"A real character", "A strange character", "A friendly eccentric", "The capable type", "A mental case"

Related Noun(s):character, eccentric, type

Category: People

5.Definition: a person requiring professional services

"A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

Category: People

6.Definition: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation

"The subjects for this investigation were selected randomly", "The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"

Related Noun(s):guinea pig, subject

Category: People

7.Definition: a portable container for carrying several objects

"The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

Category: Objects

8.Definition: a problem requiring investigation

"Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"

Category: General

9.Definition: a special set of circumstances

"In that event, the first possibility is excluded", "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"

Related Noun(s):event

Category: General

10.Definition: a specific size and style of type within a type family

Related Noun(s):face, font, fount, typeface

Category: General

11.Definition: a specific state of mind that is temporary

"A case of the jitters"

Category: General

12.Definition: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

"He stated his case clearly"

Category: General

13.Definition: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

Related Noun(s):sheath

Category: General

14.Definition: an occurrence of something

"It was a case of bad judgment", "Another instance occurred yesterday", "But there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Related Noun(s):example, instance

Category: General

15.Definition: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

"The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

Related Noun(s):pillowcase, slip

Category: Objects

16.Definition: nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

Category: General

17.Definition: the actual state of things

"That was not the case"

Category: General

18.Definition: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

Related Noun(s):casing

Category: Objects

19.Definition: the housing or outer covering of something

"The clock has a walnut case"

Related Noun(s):casing, shell

Category: Objects

20.Definition: the quantity contained in a case

Related Noun(s):caseful

Category: General